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DETR awaiting federal guidance on additional unemployment benefit

Posted at 10:58 PM, Aug 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-18 01:58:25-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Nevada's unemployment office says it is analyzing potential costs of implementing a new program announced by President Trump this past weekend.

The president signed an order calling for an extra $300 a week for unemployed Americans.

Money from the federal disaster relief fund will fund the payments for three weeks and then it's up to the states.

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A spokesperson for DETR says the department is waiting on guidance from federal officials before they make any announcements.